The men of UUCSR hold relaxed, informal, and enjoyable gatherings several times a year where men of the congregation can deepen relationships, make new friends, and explore issues common to men. No experience is necessary. For many men, these gatherings are the first time they have ever attended a “men’s retreat.” One does not need to be in a men’s group to attend a retreat. All men who are members, pledging friends, or guests of the congregation are welcome.
Weekend Retreats Return at Black Mountain Retreat Center ! – The “annual” Men’s Retreat will happen on Easter weekend, Friday evening, April 7 through Sunday afternoon, April 9, 2023, at the Black Mountain Retreat Center, a one-hour drive from Santa Rosa west of Cazadero. Cost is $160 per person (includes 6 meals), and scholarships are available. Reserve your place by bringing your checkbook to the Men’s Retreat signup table outside the sanctuary after Sunday service on March 12th, March 19th, and March 26th.
For more information take a tour of the venue at https://blackmountaincenter.com/about-us/a-tour-of-black-mountain-retreat-center/ and/or download the Registration Form & Attendee Information below.
Questions? Contact Bruce Hope
Half-day Retreat Potlucks – A few times a year, ten to thirty men gather at UUCSR to enjoy the fellowship of men, make new friends, reconnect, share what’s happening in our lives, share what comes to mind, and share a meal together.
Men’s Support Groups – Our Men’s Retreats are not a part of the congregation’s “Men’s Support Groups”. For information about how to join an ongoing UUCSR men’s support group please see the “Men’s Support Groups” webpage (under the Connect & Social Activities website tabs)
Events – Past & Future:
- April 7-9, 2023 – 9th Weekend Retreat, Black Mountain Retreat Center
- October 21-23, 2016 – 8th Annual St. Dorothy’s Rest Weekend Retreat
- October 9-11, 2015 – 7th Annual St. Dorothy’s Rest Weekend Retreat
- October 3-5, 2014 – 6th Annual St. Dorothy’s Rest Weekend Retreat
- August 31, 2014 – Half-day Retreat & Potluck at UUCSR
- March 8, 2014 – Half-day Retreat & Potluck at UUCSR
- December 14, 2013 – Half-day Retreat & Potluck at UUCSR
- October 4-6, 2013 – 5th Annual St. Dorothy’s Rest Weekend Retreat
- August 24-26, 2012 – 4th Annual St. Dorothy’s Rest Weekend Retreat
- August 26-28, 2011 – 3rd Annual St. Dorothy’s Rest Weekend Retreat